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{Variation of Fifteen Cents ill Quota
tions of Past Week Standing
Wheat May Re All Saved
A variation of 15 cents in wheat
quotations during the past six days
has featured the local market. On
Thursday of last week the highest
price offered for red wheat was
$1.65 the bushel, this figure mark
ing the low point of the season. Fri
day and Saturday slight increases
were noted, the highest point
reached in the six-day period closing
yesterday being $1.80 for red wheat.
Yesterday's quotation was five cents
under this figure, $1.""> being of
fered for red wheat and $1.77 for
white, a gain of 10 cents during the
week. Oats and barley are quoted
nominally at $2.10 the hundred
That the unsettled and declining
•market of the past five weeks has
been but a repetition of the history
of the grain markets on every presi
dential year for a long time is the
claim of local grain buyers, some of
whom look for a stronger market
following the election of next Tues
day, regardless of the results.
There is at the present time no
export demand for American wheat,
although Canada is enjoying a thriv
ing export trade in cereals. The
mills have been running at minimum
capacity on account of the dearth
of orders for flour. It is pointed
out that while at this time last year
practically every farmer was buying
flour in large quantities and every
city householder buying as much as
he could store, the flour consumers
are now buying in small quantities.
These conditions, it is claimed, have
a depressing effect on the markets.
Some of the large flouring mills
have declared their intention of
shutting down until conditions are
more settled.
Excellent weather prevailed early
this week and every indication now
points to the probability that the
1000 acres of grain still standing
last week will all be threshed. This
wheat is not so badly damaged as at
first thought, and the loss to the
farmers will not be serious. The
wheat that was lodged has sprouted,
but that which stood up against the
heavy rains is in excellent marketing
condition. The dockage on the grain
now being threshed will range from
six to 15 cents, according to grain
Hershal Hodges and Gordon Klem
gard started on a hunting trip in the
vicinity of Kooskia, Idaho, last Sat
Popular Lodge (Jives First of Series
of Socials for Its Large
A large crowd of Woodmen of the
World and their ladies were present
at the K. of P. hall Wednesday even
ing to enjoy the first social session
of the season given by the Woodmen
of the World for camp members.
An excellent three-piece orchestra
furnished music for dancing and the
program consisted of both old and
late dances, making the affair an en
joyable one for all present. During
the evening tables were prepared in
the banquet room and an elegant
supper, prepared by Robinson's bak
ery, was served in attractive style
and was much enjoyed by the danc
ers. Credit for the success of the
social goes to the committees ap
pointed by Consul Commander Za
lesky which was headed by Arthur
Thompson as chairman and included
M. D. Henry and Gilbert Stairet.
At the next business session of the
camp, Wednesday, November 3, the
neighbors will determine upon a defi
nite social program for the winter,
and will decide upon the nature and
frequency of the "affairs.
The Pullman Herald
Devoted to the best interests of Pullman and the greatest farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
The University club will entertain
this evening at the Episcopal parish
house, with the new members of the
faculty, their wives and the women
of the faculty as special guests. A
feature of the program will be an
aesthetic dance by young ladies of
Miss Gladys Alien's classes. Jerry
Sot Ola will give, Violin selections and
Mrs. Kuria Strong will appear in her
mechanical doll feature song. N. E.
Iteeid will read and the glee club
quartette will sing. Mr. 11. D. Na- i
Smyth will also sing a solo number.
There will be dancing and refresh'
ments after 10 o'clock.
A parent-teacher meeting, under
the auspices of the Pullman Mothers
club, will be held in the high school
auditorium next Monday afternoon
at 3:45. W. \V. Foote, librarian at
the State College, will discuss "The
Development of School Libraries."
W. S. Pritchard, (J. A. It. Veteran,
Succumbed to Acute Indigestion
—Was Pullman Pioneer
Pullman was shocked last Friday
morning upon the receipt of a tele
gram from Orange, California, an
nouncing the sudden death ot W. S.
Pritchard, a pioneer of this com
munity. Mr. Pritchard left Pullman
With his wife October 12, expecting
to spend the winter with their daugh
ter, Mrs. Roland Low, at hittier,
California. The couple stopped at
Orange to visit a few days with Mrs.
Piitchard's brother, and while there
Mr. Pritchard was stricken. . His
sons, Tom and Walter, left Pullman
immediately upon receipt of the tel
egram and the funeral services were
held upon their arrival in California.
Mr. Pritchard was 75 years of ago
and a veteran of the Civil war. He
was an active worker in the local
G. A. R. post. He had resided in and
near Pullman tor many years and
held the respect of the entire com
munity. Just recently he disposed
of his residence property on College
bill but still held extensive farm
interests in this vicinity. He is sur
vived by his widow, two sons, Tom
and Walter, of Pullman, and one
daughter, Mrs. Roland Low, of Whit
tier, California. Another daughter,
Mrs. Florence Pritchard Lawrence,
died two years ago.
Just before he left Pullman Mr,
Pritchard was a guest of honor at
a dinner given by the local W. R. C.
and delayed his trip to California
a few days to attend the dinner.
Another veteran honored by the W.
R. C. on that occasion was J. 11.
Robertson. Both of these pioneer
citizens and active G. A. R. workers
have now gone to their final reward
The Rev. John K. Brown, for 38
years a missionary in Turkey, with
headquarters at Harpoot, was a guest
at the chamber of commerce meet
ing Tuesday and gave an interesting
discussion on the hospitality of the
I near east. The speaker cited several
1 incidents to prove the great hospi
tality of the Turks, Syrians and
1 Arabs. Tuesday morning the Rev.
Mr. Brown addressed the students of
the State College during the assem
bly hour and that evening was the
speaker at the regular meeting of
;the men's club of the Federated
■ ■ ■ ■—■
Objection to the unsightly weeds
| which are permitted to remain on
j several vacant lots on College hill
i was raised by a number of citizens
at the chamber of commerce meet
ing Tuesday and efforts will be made
to cause the owners of the property
to clean up their premises before
Homecoming Day, November 111. The
matter was referred to a chamber
committee, with instructions to co
operate with the city council in tak
ing such action as is necessary to
insure the clean-up.
Total Reaches $1000, With Quota of
9700 —Not Yet Too Late to
Pullman is "over the top" by $300
In her campaign for funds lor the
Salvation Army. 1). F. Staley, chair
man of the committee for this half
of Whitman county, reported this
week that Pullman's total has
reached $1000, while her quota is
but $700. The entire amount was
raised without active solicitation. To
close up the campaign two kettles
were placed on street corners Satur
day afternoon, into which was
dropped $129.47 in small change.
"Pullman's response to the call
for funds for the great organisation
was very satisfying," said Chairman
Staley today, -and the fact that we
went over the top without personal
solicitation again proves the deep in
terest of the people of the city in
matters of humanitarian importance.
There are some who have not yet
subscribed to the fund and the op
portunity is still theirs to asisst in
the great work. Funds for the Sal
vation Army left with me at any
time will be promptly forwarded to
the proper officers of the organiza
tion and the donors will be properly
A few of the towns in Mr. Staley's
district have not yet reported, al
though several have sent in large
over-subscriptions. Belmont still
claims the banner with an over-sub
scription of nearly 100 per cent.
Farmer Nabs Students Who Stole Turkeys
Case Settled Out of Court When
Culprits Pay for Turks am! Oth
er Damages—Big Feed Was
Two unscrupulous college stu
dents, three well groomed turkeys,
an irate farmer and his trusty shot
gun figured prominently in the last
chapter of the history of the-esca
pades of college students, which was
written this week, and it is not im
probable that the lesson taught in
this chapter may prove the conclu
sion of the disturbing if interesting
record. If this is the case the climax
is a fitting one, and is worthy of re
production on the movie screen. If
screened, the scenario would run
something like this:
Time— Sunday evening, October
Place—Farm of Walter Savage,
northeast of town.
Heroes—Walter Savage and
Cuvier Ehlen.
Victim— Mrs. Walter Savage.
Villains — Two college students,
members of a prominent campus fra
ternity and one a senior in college.
Plot —The entire plot is based
or, a midnight feed planned by a
number of college students. The
students hold a pow wow and decide
that nothing less delicious than
turkey is fit to hold the place of
honor on the menu for the big mid
night banquet. Two of the more
courageous of the band tire at once
dispatched to secure the turkeys, by
means fair or foul. (Not "fowl.")
At this point the picture carries
the audience into the past, showing
Mrs. Savage, the victim of the inva
sion of the poultry yard, caring
most tenderly for her flock of tur
keys and preparing them for the
Thanksgiving market. The mother
of the brood is the pet of the barn
yard and fearlessly eats from the
hand of the flock tender, as the lat
ter registers deep satisfaction and
keen delight.
Again in the present, the picture
portrays the two students wending
their way down the road, with
watchful eyes for the objects of their
quest. They approach the Savage
farm, view the magnificent turks as
they strut about the barnyard, and
decide that there lies their great op
portunity to satisfy the greed of
their friends who await them. But
the entire household is astir They
must wait patiently until a more op
portune moment. Concealing them-j
selves in the underbrush along the'
Proposal That Chamber of Commerce
Voice Opposition to Plan Brings
An investigation of the proposal
to secure national legislation which
will make possible the use of the
waters of Yellowstone National park
(or irrigation purposes in the Yellow
si one valley will be made by the leg
islative committee of the chamber
of commerce. The Investigation is
the result of a suggestion at Tues
day's session of the chamber that
the organisation go on record as op
posed to any legislation that would
interfere with the present status ol
the national park waters, and ac
quaint the Washington representa
tives in the national legislature with
that action.' The discussion which J
followed the suggestion developed
both proponents and opponents of
the plan, some claiming the use of
the waters tor Irrigation purposes
would result in great good for the
adjacent semi-arid country and
would not result in the destruction
of any of the scenic beauty of the
park through the raising of the wa
ter by the dam which would be nec
The legislative Committee, which
includes W. C. Kruegel, Mi S. Jamar, :
F. E. Sanger, F. T. Barnard and O.
1.. Waller, will report on its findings
a; the next meeting of the chamber,
when a vote will probably be taken
to put the chamber on record either
for or against the proposal.
raging South Palouse river they bide
their time.
Soon quiet reigns supreme on the
Savage farm. The villains creep
stealthily from their hiding place
and approach the flock. The moth
er turk, with a feeling of security
born of the kindness of her mistress
and expecting a morsel of food from
the strangers, advances to meet
them. Her life is quickly dispatched
and she is shoved into a sack car
ried by the villains. Two of her
happy brood are captured and like
! wise disposed of. The villains reg
ister supreme expectancy, with water
pouring from their mouths.
The villains cross the South Pa
louse and take to the railroad track,
secure in the knowledge that the
midnight express is not due for an
other three hours. They are ob
served by a farmer, who, with un
canny powers of deduction, senses
the situation and telephones to the
Savage farm suggesting that an Im
mediate Inventory of the Savage
flocks might reveal a recent raid.
The inventory is made. The three
turks are found missing. Airs. Sav
age registers deep sorrow, Mr. Sav
age violent wrath.
The household shotgun is taken
from the pegs and two shells, load
ed with birdshot, are inserted. .Mr.
Khlen, a Visitor, volunteers to ac
company the irate farmer on his
mission of vengeance. Here the
family Ford is brought into the pic
ture" and races madly down the road
with the two heroes as passengers.
After seconds that seemed like hours
to the heroes a ford in the South
Palouse is reached. Elizabeth is left
at the roadside as the armed men
cross the river and advance toward
their prey on the railroad tracks.
A command to halt is promptly
obeyed. The villains register meek
ness and despair, the heroes firm
ness of purpose. The contents of
the sack are investigated by Mr.
Savage. The villains shed briny
tears, pledge full restitution for
damage, plead for mercy and call
attention to the humiliation, the dis
grace that would he theirs in case
of exposure of their thievery. Their
fraternity would be held up to pub
lic scorn, they would probably be
expelled from college and their par
ents, at home on the farm, toiling
faithfully and tirelessly to make
possible an education for their sons. 1
would be broken hearted at the dere
liction of those sons.
The farmer looks Into the past,
(Continued on page four)
That misleading Information was
given out concerning his case in the
local court last week is the conten
tion of \V. 11. Miller, proprietor ol
Miller's Cafe, who paid a fine of ?'_,",
and costs on a charge of offering
milk for sale at his restaurant that
(lid not meet the required standard
of fat content. Mr. Miller states
emphatically that he did no! enter a
plea of guilty to the charge, but!
tcld Judge Henry that he would
stand a fine rather than fight the
case, which would probably prove
more expensive than to pa] the fine.
I', was with this understanding, he
'says, that he paid the fine and costs.
and he objects to the statement that
he entered a plea of guilty. The
charge was preferred by 0, M, Hin
man, state milk inspector, ami Mr.
Miller further contends that he was
not given a fair test.
Will Contribute sio Kadi, Chamber
to Pay Balance— Bute and Menu
in Hands of Kntci taimiiciit
Plans for the chamber of com
merce banquet to be served in the
near future in honor of the 100 new
members are well under way and a
menu fit for the kings is promised
by the "Big Six," iosprs in the re
cent membership contest and spon
sors for the big feed. The question
of the extenslveneSß of the menu, the
time, and other details of the ban
quet were discussed at length at the
chamber meeting Tuesday and many
motions, amendments and substitute
motions were offered. The prevail
inf motion, however, was to the ef
fect that the "Big Six" pay $10 each
toward the feed, the. balance to come
from the chamber exchequer, and all
details of the banquet to be in
charge of the entertainment com
Much fun was created by the dis
cussions Tuesday, the, "Big Six," in
a joking spirit, resorting to many
subterfuges in an effort to squash
the decision of the chair the week
j previous, which declared them the
losers in the contest. As spokesman
for the "Big Six," F. E. Sanger pre
sented phony proxies from 100 al
leged and fictitious applicants for
membership presented by the Klem
gard committee, claiming that these
gave the "Big Six" the majority vote.
The proxies were declared illegal,
however, when it was found that the
required revenue stamps were not
properly affixed.
Mr. Klemgard read a letter pur
porting to come from "Prohibition"
Watson, in which he was congratu
lated tot his victory over the "nefar
ious 'Big Six," the members of which
were referred to as "instruments of.
the devil."
Finally, however, the spirit of jest
was set aside and the "Big Six"
magnanimously acknowledged their
defeat and stated their desire to
carry out their part of the contract.
The motion mentioned above carried
and no thin now remains but to set
I the date for the banquet. Peace and
i contentment again prevail in the
|chamber of commerce
An old-fashioned dance for the
members of Evening Star lodge No.
26, Knights of Pythias, with then
: friends, will be held in the K. of P.
hall Friday evening of this week.
Old-fashioned waltzes will predomi
nate, with just enough of the new
dances to add variety, and the com
mittee hints that a quadrille or two
! will be added for good measure.
Tickets will be sold at $1.
Inasmuch as next Tuesday is elec
tion day and the chamber of com
• merce rooms will be used for a poll
| ing place, the regular weekly lunch-
Icon of the chamber will be held Mon
day, The teachers of the local
! schools Will be special guests of the
occasion and a full attendance Is de
! sired. . ;
Harry Carlson, Arrested Friday,
Granted « leniency When He
(•Ives Valuable Information
to Officers
Harry Carlson, of Spokane, who
was arrested here last Friday even
ing on a bootlegging Charge and en
tered a plea Of guilty, was given the
minimum sentence, a fine of $100
and costs, in Justice Henry's court
Monday after he has given informa
tion tO the officers which led to the
raiding -of two complete whiskey
stills in Spokane and the arrest of
the chief moonshiner.
Carlson was arrested by Chief of
Police V. O. Sargent at a local movie
house on a charge of selling intoxi
cating liquor and having liquor in
his possession. At first he denied
the charge and stated that he did
not have a room. A hotel key was
found on his person, however, and
In the room were found six quarts
of moonshine whiskey. Faced with
this evidence Carlson admitted his
guilt and entered a plea of guilty it
a preliminary hearing held in the
offices of .lust Henry. Sentence
was taken under advisement in the
hope that the prisoner might furnish
evidence that would lead to the ar
rest of other members of the gang
of bootleggers and the discovery of
the source of the liquor. He was
taken to the Colfax jail and the fol
lowing day accompanied officers
from the sheriff's office to Spokane.
With one of them he entered the
place of business maintained by the
alleged chief moonshiner, introduced
the officer as a friend and stood by
while the officer purchased a gallon
of the whiskey.
) The other officers appeared on the
scene and the moonshiner was arrest
ed. At his home were found two

stills, with vast quantities of mash
and some 850 quarts of the finished
Moonshine whiskey has been find
ing its way to Pullman for some
time and it is believed that the ar
rest of the Spokane man, who is said
to be the prime mover in the manu
facture of the whiskey, will result
in the breaking up of the gang.
T. C. Martin, "that Implement
man," and Bert Hately returned
Tuesday from a five-day goose hunt
ing trip to the Arlington, Oregon,
country. The shotgun artists
brought back 60 of the big Canadian
geese and report that while the
honkers are very plentiful this year,
hunters are after them by the hun
dreds. The trip was made by auto
mobile, the Pullman men encounter
ing good roads the entire distance.
Crescent Stock Farm Grooms Eight*
eon High (lass Porkers for Ex
hibition in Spokane
G. Osborne Swales and C. M. Beck
ett, owners of the Crescent Stock
farm herd of pure bred Duroc Jersey
hogs, will send IS head of as fine
hogs as ever graced a show ring to
the Western Royal Livestock show
In Spokane November 1 to 5. The
Crescent herd of Durocs is acknow
leged by leading stock men to be one
of the biggest and best in the North
west, and the entries that beat those
of Messrs. Swales and Beckett at the
Spokane show will have to show ex
ceptional class. The herd to be sent
to the show will be headed by Cres
cent's Joe Orion and three of his full
sisters, comprising the same litter
that was shown at the Lewiston show
last year. Four yearlings, a two
year-old sow and several young pigs
will be included In the lot. :
The Crescent farm has exhibited
pure bred Duroc-Jerseys since 1913
and this year's showing, according
to the proprietors of the enterprise,
will be the best in all that time.
They plan a big sale of bred sows
for the first week In January.
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